Ken Smith sez: An animated theatrical "minute movie" for Rice Krispies. Snap, Krackle & Pop battle Mushy, Soggy & Toughy for control of two boyÕs breakfast bowls. Note the gray Rice Krispies box from the dark ages of package design.
Screen advertising Kellogg Company (sponsor) Kellogg's Rice Krispies Breakfast Breakfast cereals Animation Minute Movies Violence Fighting Food fights Conflict Children
Subject: Too Mushy?
The eyelashes on those boys are bit gay looking.
Subject: Bobby's Destructive little Pals
The Breakfast pals Snap, Crackle and Pop do battle with Mushy and Soggy and destroy mom's homemade pancakes and waste maple syrup in the process. You can be sure that Bobby won't be invited to another sleepover at that house again any time soon. The Breakfast Pals pour Rice Krispies into a pink Depression Glass bowl (given out to moviegoers as a premium in those days; or there could have been a coupon for it on the Rice Krispies box). "Crisp to the last spoonful!" they cry out as the ad ends. Since the Breakfast pals demolished the substantial breakfast of pancakes and syrup, the boys are stuck eating the tasteless Rice Krispies. They might as well eat it to the last spoonful; no one ate between meals in those days and so thanks to the Breakfast Pals, they are going to have to go hungry until lunchtime.
Subject: Ifffff you REALLY want to know who made this...
By the time this was made, Iwerks was not really wanting to direct, so it was likely directed by Paul Fennell (formerly of Harman-Ising, Schlesinger/Warners, Fleischer and Disney), and supposedly animated by Rudy Zamora and Ed Benedict. This was made even as the studio was independently making a teeny handful of color cartoons for Columbia...
Subject: Who are the Animators?
Subject: Great one!
Subject: Cereal Slam
Subject: You'll eat that mush and like it!
I like the beginning, where Bobby complains about the soggy cereal. The other kid should have dumped the cereal bowl over Bobby's head.
Subject: Bang! Pow! Kabang!
Subject: Pleasantly creepy
This commercial film introduces monstrous, humorous possibilities into the universe of Kellogg's spokes-homunculi.
Subject: Snap, Crackle and Pop get it on with 3 suckas in da cereal hood
Subject: Breakfast Pals
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***. Also available on the Ephemeral Films CD-ROM.